Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Shaytards"

This page was inspired by a series of videos by Raeart on Youtube.  They are called The Shaytards Painting so Caleb refers to these guys as Shaytards - as in, "Mom, would you like to draw and paint some Shaytards with me?"  I tried to explain that Shaytards is probably the name of the family that was going to receive the finished painting but he remains unconvinced. 
It was really fun drawing these faces all together in a bunch like that - even added a mini dinosaur in there.  Quote is from Lemony Snicket. 
I know that I took a preliminary picture of both of our "Shaytards" when they were still pencil drawings but I seem to have misplaced it, so here is a picture with the first layer of paint. 
Added Neocolor for shading and fun dots from the handy dandy Sharpie paint pen.  I had some issues with the black ink though - I can't seem to find a pen that puts down BLACK ink and can write over the Neocolor crayons.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!   Caleb is still working on his "Shaytard" - like most 11 year old boys he has more stamina for video games than he does for painting.
Fun how the finished page looks like some weird trophy or statuary!
Linking to Glue It Tuesday - Artsyville,

25 comments:

minnemie said...

Love it! What a fun family of faces:-)

Heather Foust said...

I love the Shaytards!! Too Funny! What a cute painting! Happy PPF!

ike said...

This is brilliant - I love the faces and the sneaky lil' Dino in there too.
Fabulous creation - I luv it.
Happy PPF
IKE xxxx

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

What a great, fun family, I love the dinosaur and the quote is perfect! Happy PPF

Melanie said...

This is so great. Love the collours a lot. So fun to see a dinosaur ;).
Liefs, Melanie

Netty said...

I love the fun family of heads and characters you've achieved.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Nic McLean said...

I love the Shaytards - funny how that's what they'll be called by all of us now! Great vibrant colours and such a cute bunch of heads!

denthe said...

This is so cute! and that quote is too funny. Love it! Have you tried paint pens? Posca is really good, and I think they write well on top of neocolors (as long as they are watered down)

bluebirdslivinginthemeadow said...

love it! have you ever listened to the Lemony Snicket books on CD? they are quite entertaining!! happy PPF!

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

I love this page, as all you do, Michelle! Thanks for the great comment on my blog! Have a great day!

Carolyn Dube said...

What fun- and to have Caleb join in with you!

Kim said...

Happy Art, love it!! HPPF!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fun to paint with your child...the dots really bring out the expressions in these faces. Happy PPF

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love the trophy look of it... i would love a trophy that looked like this... very very cool...xx

Annabelle said...

This is such a cute happy piece and having your son be a part of it makes it truly a very special treasured art piece.

Thanks for sharing.
Annabelle O,O

Tracy said...

What fun! I love the dinosaur that sneaked in there.

Tam Hess said...

Gosh those are great all together like that. I really love them! I want to make shaytards!! Me me my boys need to come do shaytards with me!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all those whimsical little faces living in perfect harmony. Blessings!

Zafaran said...

This sure looks fun...and I love the name! :-)
Thank you for your visit.

bellefrogworks said...

How fun - love the colors and the joy of the drawing. I am smiling - HPPF

Monique said...

Love your bunch of faces, specially the little dinosaur =). Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Anne Manda said...

Oh this is so much fun, both the faces and the quote! Love it! :)

JoyCorcoran said...

So fun! Love the colors and expressions.

veronica said...

Cute and funny too!

Maria said...

wonderful!!!